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Nestlé defends new Whip chocolates for not including walnut

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 14:31

Nestlé says the Walnut Whip with a walnut will remain on sale alongside its new vanilla, caramel and mint versions without a walnut in the UK and Ireland. 

Food processors 'deceive consumers', say Norwegians as pressure mounts to introduce ombudsman

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:35

Pressure is mounting on Norway’s government to introduce an ombudsman to oversee a food supply chain that is increasingly dominated by a few major players.

Berkeley researchers seek ‘actionable solutions’ at alternative protein lab

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:07

The University of California, Berkeley, is establishing a new programme focusing on the alternative protein space as it seeks to deliver “actionable solutions” to address the “real problems” facing the sector.

Ajinomoto ‘accelerating’ growth in Turkey with Kükre acquisition

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 12:20

Japanese seasonings giant Ajinomoto said it is “accelerating” expansion in the Turkish market when it announced it is acquiring the shares it does not already hold in local manufacturer Kükre.

Lotus Bakeries recalls products suspected to contain contaminated eggs

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 12:10

Belgian biscuit and snack maker Lotus Bakeries has withdrawn some of its products suspected to contain eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil.

Brexit talks must reduce risk of goods in ‘legal limbo’ say BRC

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 12:07

The British Retail Consortium, who stress the need to remove the risk of goods left in “legal limbo”, has welcomed the UK government’s approach to exported foods to the EU at the point of exit.

Agrial ‘committed to growth’ in UK with another acquisition

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 15:00

French cooperative Agrial, which manufactures prepared salads under the Florette brand, has said its acquisition of MyFresh Prepared Produce will ramp up its presence in what UK managing director Doug Robertson said is one of Europe's most "dynamic" and "developed" markets.

Fipronil egg contamination: Health risk ‘unlikely’ say German agency

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 14:55

There is ‘unlikely’ to be a health risk for those consuming fipronil-contaminated chicken eggs, the German Federal Institute for risk assessment said in response to the recent egg contamination scare in Europe.

‘Smart label’ could tackle fraud, bolster food safety

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 14:17

Scientists have developed what they describe as a “low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor” that could be used produce “smart labels” that detect food spoilage and contamination.

Acrylamide laws will not prohibit traditional foods, says Commission

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 13:55

Europe’s pending new acrylamide regulation will not prohibit certain traditional foods or culinary traditions, the Commission has said, following concerns raised by EU politicians.

Nutrient density on food labels could boost healthy choices – research

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 13:42

Researchers have suggested that the addition of Nutrient Rich Food Indices to food labels could help consumers make healthier purchasing decisions.

UK cheese exports grow 25% in H1 2017

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 13:10

The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reported record exports growth in H1 2017, with a 25% increase in cheese exports.

Valio boosting innovation, eyeing exports

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 14:26

Valio, the Finnish dairy cooperative, opened a new €170m snack plant yesterday in a move the company said will enable it to use its “world-class” product development expertise to its “full extent” and expand in export markets.

Spain’s OSI ‘improves product development’ capabilities

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 14:20

US-based protein group OSI Food Solutions has “doubled” its chicken production capacity in Spain and expanded its product development capabilities in the country as it looks to expand in the Iberian retail and foodservice space.

Innovation, health & home delivery: Drivers for organic food growth amongst consumers

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:57

Innovative products in the organic sector are continuing to contribute to its growth in 2017, as non-dairy milks, nutty butters and confectionery join traditional recipe snacks.

Weight not a factor as energy dense foods appear to up cancer risk

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 12:11

Consumption of energy-dense foods may raise the risk of obesity-related cancers regardless of an individual's weight, a new study finds. 

Making tea trendy: How can the category appeal to millennials?

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 11:07

Functional teas, specialty teas, and indulgent products will help the tea category appeal to millennials against a backdrop of overall falling tea volumes, according to Mintel. 

UK targets calories in next phase of childhood obesity plan

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 10:41

The UK has set its sights on foods with a high calorie count as it updates the country’s childhood obesity plan, which previously focused on sugar reduction.

Prinsen a ‘one-stop-shop’ for active nutrition after Berning acquisition

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:24

Dutch nutritional powders company Prinsen Food Group is expanding its product portfolio to become a “one-stop-shop” for active nutrition following the acquisition of German protein bar manufacturer Gustav Berning.

Cut subsidies for unhealthy commodities and regulate junk food marketing, says World Bank

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:02

Subsidies and other price support mechanisms for unhealthy ingredients should be scrapped and laws should be introduced to regulate the marketing of unhealthy food to children, according to research published by the World Bank. 

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